Event Details
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19106

Anticipating the Future: Historical Narratives, Imagination, and Innovation - NAE Regional Meeting

New and emerging science and technology innovations often appear to present unique and unprecedented challenges on their way to implementation in our everyday lives. But the ethical and political challenges they present are typically not new, however novel and “disruptive” those technologies may seem.

Join us this March at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia as we bring history to bear on the challenges of the present. Drawing on research tools used by historians and social scientists, we explore opportunities and methods that can enable audiences outside the lab to participate in discussion, deliberation, and decision making. After all, the future does not simply come to pass: it is imagined, anticipated, and built by us.

Tentative Schedule
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. NAE Business Meeting and Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. Docent-Led Tours of Museum
2:00–4:30 p.m. Public Symposium
4:30–6:00 p.m. Reception and Docent-Led Tours

Nearby Hotels

The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing

Full agenda and registration will be available in February 2018.